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Still from Newsworks animation project
Promotional animation for Newsworks, the marketing body for national newsbrands

Newsworks is the marketing body for national newspapers. They offer advice, consumer insight and events on newsbrands. We were approached by Newsworks and asked to create a short animated video to help showcase the brand and ..

technology will save us project
Our biggest build to date! A colourful new eCommerce site for DIY tech start-up TWSU

Devices, gadgets and computers are a fundamental part of our everyday lives, yet most people know so little about what these things are made of; let alone how to fix them or create new ways ..

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Our latest graphic showreel includes some of our best bit's from the past year

As a collective of passionate designers we’ve been around the block a few times, but since forming Fiasco Design we’ve had the pleasure of working on some fantastic projects, with some equally amazing clients. To ..

the snowman project
We were honoured to work with Penguin Books on the redesign of The Snowman website.

We were approached by Penguin Books and asked to pitch for the redesign of the The Snowman & The Snowdog website. Penguin Books wanted to create an engaging and immersive global website which would act ..

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In this post, we serve up 10 important tips for design students who are about to leave university

  I am currently taking part in the West of England Design Forum (WEDF) Design Buddy scheme which is a unique mentoring opportunity set up to help third year graphic design students studying at Bath Spa ..

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Blogger to WordPress migration for lifestyle brand This is Glamorous

This Is Glamorous began in 2007 as a personal design and fashion inspiration board, but quickly grew into a lifestyle brand reaching thousands of readers from around the world daily.  Today, the blog currently has contributors from all ..

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Design Graduates: Emails are the New Cover Letter

The design field is awash with new graduates looking for work and competition is hotter than ever. Along with this, we have also seen the complete digitization of the application process particularly for Graphic Design ..

Chris hoy project
A responsive website design for 6x Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy

“It’s been a pleasure to work with the team at Fiasco Design. They’ve been highly professional throughout the whole process and delivered me a site which goes above and beyond my original expectations. Great work”.
– Sir Chris Hoy

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Calm Down Dear, It's Just a Logo Design: Why we should try not to over react to new logo designs

Earlier this morning, after 30 days of different designs Yahoo! finally, and rather anticlimactically, released their new logo design onto the world. Along with the new design came a rather baffling statement from Marissa Meyer, the ..

Case Study
We created an interactive educational map about the Winter Olympics in Sochi

  The Sochi Winter Olympics is a Games like no other. Controversies surrounding gay rights aside, the ceremony itself is rumoured to have cost the Russian government a staggering $51bn – more expensive than the ..

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We’re hiring! Come and join our growing creative team

Our ethos at Fiasco Design is simple, champion creativity in everything we do. Over the past four years we’ve established ourselves as an reputable creative agency working with clients ranging from Channel 4 and Penguin ..

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Between the sheets: Falling back in love with the printed word

I’ve always loved magazines. Since I was young enough to remember, spending money on magazines has been a bit of a hobby of mine and over the years I’ve built up a huge collection of varied titles, ..

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Staying creatively motivated in your design work

Towards the back end of 2012 I became increasingly aware that I had sunken into my studio chair and become a design machine. Ploughing through client work with no real emotional investment in the end ..

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Inspiration Overload: We need to learn how to digest and control what we are consuming

The information age has brought with it an inspiration age. Finding inspiration is easy, it’s what we do with it that matters. And with no shortage of beautiful images to gorge on, it’s increasingly important ..

futureboogie home page website tablet project
We designed a new look website for Bristol booking agency and record label Futureboogie

Futureboogie is a bristol-based music label and booking agency. With it’s beginnings as a club night over ten years ago, Futureboogie has become a recognised and respected music agency and label both within the UK ..

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Nominations and awards: Fiasco wins New Talent award at the Media Innovation Awards

On Thursday 21st November we attended the Media Innovation Awards in Plymouth. We were nominated for two awards. The first in the Print category for our work with Creative England on the One Thing I ..

Situations mobile project
Rebrand and fully responsive website design for visual arts organisation Situations

Situations is an award-winning visual arts organisation who commission and produce ambitious and inspiring projects by contemporary artists for a range of different sites and situations. Situations aim to produce a programme of commissions which challenge ..

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We take a look at how CSS3 has changed the landscape of the web.

With the introduction of CSS3 the web has been peppered with astonishing uses of the newest coding capabilities and they all feature movement. I think this is a game-changer for us graphic designers and it’s ..

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We worked with Penguin Books to create a new online platform for author Michelle Paver

Gods and Warriors is the next series from internationally bestselling author Michelle Paver, creator of Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, the final book of which won the 2010 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. We were approached by ..

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WordPress: Just a few reasons why we use this fantastic free platform

This year the publishing platform WordPress is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary. With parties all over the world, and over 66 million installations it is apparently used on some 18% of the entire internet! So, for ..

Trovi Interface project
Branding and User Interface design for unique geo-location app

Trovi London is a geo-locational app that instantly gives the user access to some of the capitals best kept secrets. The focus of the app is on offering its users exclusive time-sensitive deals, events and ..

Case Study
See how we approached the design of a resource book and website

Earlier this year, we were approached by the team at Creative England and asked if we’d like to pitch for a new project they were producing. The concept was to produce a book and supporting ..

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We created a dynamic responsive website for unique one-day festival

Simple Things Festival is a unique one-day event which takes place in the centre of Bristol. Featuring a number of unused spaces in the city and a total of 10 stages hosting an eclectic selection ..

Cloud Spotters Animation Screen project
We designed and created an intro video for the new Cloudspotter App

  The CloudSpotter app has been devised by the Cloud Appreciation Society as a way for users to learn more about different clouds and cloud formations. We were asked by the app development agency to ..

Glastonbury infographic project
We created an infographic to mark the first truly digital festival

Conceived as part of a self-initiated brief to mark the end of the “first truly digital festival from the BBC” we wanted to create an infographic that illustrated how audiences from beyond the festival walls ..

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Here London: A one-day creative symposium curated by It's Nice That

On Friday 21st June we attended the second annual Here London event. Taking place at London’s Royal Geographical Society (RGS), Here is a one-day “fast-paced festival of creativity”. A creative symposium of “inspirational talks, experiments ..

Responsive Website Case Study
We created a fully-responsive site using WordPress for Crack Magazine

CRACK Magazine is a monthly newsprint publication that offers the latest in cutting edge music, art, reviews and listings. Now in it’s fourth year CRACK has grown substantially in distribution of the paper and in the amount of content published online.

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We created a parrallax website for Olympic cyclist Jason Kenny OBE

Jason Kenny MBE is an English track cyclist specialising in the individual and team sprint. Since breaking onto the scene at the world junior championships in 2006, he’s won gold at both the Beijing and London Olympic ..

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Fiasco 3.0: Our new Brand, responsive website and why

Towards the end of the summer, we started to discuss idea of a re-brand and re-positioning ourselves. Our current brand and web presence was letting us down. It didn’t accurately portray where we were presently, more where we had been. This needed to change. It’s always important to keep moving forward if you want to continue to develop as a business.

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We won! Online game for Channel 4 'Nightmare High' wins BAFTA

It’s been over a year since the launch of Nightmare High, an educational web game from Channel 4 Education aimed at helping 10-11 year old children with the transition from primary school to secondary school. ..

Aardman initial sketch development project
Character designs for Aardman and BBC Bitesize

We were approached by the team at Aardman Digital and asked to create some character concepts that they could use for a series of flash animations they were putting together for the BBC Bitesize website. ..

content hub project
Dynamic identity for Content Hub rolled out across web & print

We were approached by software consultancy Content Hub and asked to create a new brand and visual identity including both on and offline material. The purpose of re-positioning the Content Hub brand was to visually ..

Cinemagraph New York News
Tutorial: We show you how to create your first cinemagraph

If you’ve spent any amount of time on Tumblr, (or anywhere on the internet in-fact) you will no doubt have noticed the unexpected return of the quirky, retro novelty of the animated gif. Named after ..